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Club Night Rules


The Club competition will be each Friday night and an entry fee will be charged. This may be altered at the discretion of the Committee.


Children must be accompanied by an Adult (18 years +).


No child will be allowed to go outside the pool gate or leave unless accompanied by an adult after 6:30pm. Committee members will not be responsible for the actions of members.


The decision to cancel club night due to bad weather will be made no later than 6:15pm by the Executive Committee.


The method and system of conducting events will be determined by the Committee and the decision arising there from will be final and binding in every respect.


Competition will be held over all four strokes and will be contested on a time relative to personal best basis to give every swimmer equal opportunity.


Nominations for events at a Club Night are done online at the Upcoming Meets and Carnivals section. Please ensure you click save when doing your nominations online and we recommend you double check the online nominations at a later time prior to nominations closing.

Nominations close at 4:30pm Friday unless otherwise indicated. Should you need to withdraw your child(ren) from events or yourself from a volunteer role after sign-up has closed, please contact the Nominator via [email protected] or SMS on 0401 077 981.

If you do turn up at the pool on a Friday night and realise that you have not nominated online prior to the deadline, if there is a free lane in an appropriate race the swimmer may be able to swim but we do not guarantee this.


Children who nominate to swim and then change their minds must advise the Marshaller and Nominator. Points will only be awarded for races competed in on the night.


The records of the Nominating Committee will not be available to others except at the discretion of the Nominator or by the discretion of the Chairperson.


Swimmers times will be displayed but only as a courtesy to swimmers and these may be altered if a discrepancy occurs.


Club Captains and Seniors will patrol the sides of the pool during 25 metre events. Competitors who are in difficulty in the water should support themselves on the lane ropes until help arrives.


Movement along the sides and ends of the pool will not be allowed, except by Officials, timekeepers and swimmers competing. These areas are out of bounds and children playing in these areas will be asked to return to the stands.


There must be quiet at the start of every race and when silence is called for.


A Member competing for the first time in either Division of a particular stroke will swim a “time trial” over 25 metres for which points will be allotted within a specified time.


Competitors must be able to complete at least one length of the pool unaided to be eligible for points.


Swimmers must immediately go to the marshalling area when race events are called. If a swimmer is not there when the Marshaller calls their name, the race will proceed, and the child may miss the race.


All Novice Division Competitors (25 metres) will be expected to graduate to the Swimmers Division (50 metres). This is determined when a swimmer achieves a time faster than the nominated time for that stroke. Once you have swum in the Swimmers Division, you will not be able to re-enter the Novice Division.

Times required over 25 metres to progress to 50 metre races are:

  • Under 24 seconds for freestyle;
  • Under 25 seconds for butterfly;
  • Under 26 seconds for backstroke;
  • Under 29 seconds for breaststroke.


100 metre Special Events will be held at Friday Club night as the first event.


To qualify to compete in special events each competitor must have swum the 50m Freestyle under 40 seconds.

The exception to this is for the 100 metre individual medley Special Event. To encourage participation, we allow all swimmers an opportunity to nominate for this event in preparation for and as a trial prior to the Individual Medley Championship Night. On these club nights only three stroke events (backstroke, freestyle and breaststroke) will be held to save time due to the larger number of special event nominations expected.

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